Twenty-six of the 55 awards AMP bestowed this year were first-place awards that moved on to the NFPW


National awards:

Graphics

3rd: Savannah Bullard, WVUA 23 News, Wings Over Courtland

Page Design - Newspaper

2nd: Savannah Bullard , The Crimson White, Dance Alabama Culture Spread

Specialty Articles - Green/Environmental

HM: Solomon Crenshaw, Jr., SCJr Content Providers, Toxic: Life in the shadows of major pollution sources

Specialty Articles - Personal essay

1st: Meredith Cummings, SPJ Quill magazine, What I learned in my great American newsroom trip

Specialty Articles - Travel

1st: Meredith Cummings, Medium, I just drove 10,000 miles and visited dozens of newsrooms to chronicle journalism in America. Here’s what I learned.

Photographer-writer

3rd: Meredith Cummings, Medium, I just drove 10,000 miles and visited dozens of newsrooms to chronicle journalism in America. Here’s what I learned.

Social Media Presence - Nonprofit, Government, Educational

1st: Meredith Cummings and Savannah Bullard, Alabama Scholastic Press Association, Alabama Scholastic Press Association social media presence

Feature Story - Magazine, newsletter or other non-newspaper publication

2nd: Verna Gates, Birmingham Magazine, Fiercest Football Rivalries

Interview (Radio or Television)

2nd: Verna Gates, Birmingham Magazine, Dog Detection

Social Media Presence - Corporate or For Profit

HM: Lisa Hall, Bell Media LLC, Birmingham Minimally Invasive blog post

Specialty Articles - Arts and entertainment

3rd: Alec Harvey, Alabama NewsCenter, Alabama’s Patti Callahan Henry turns to historical fiction in new work about C.S. Lewis’ wife

Specialty Articles - Hobby, crafts, building, designing, construction

1st: Alec Harvey, Alabama NewsCenter, Alabama vintage airplane restorer enjoys taking it to new heights

Specialty Articles - Science or Technology

3rd: Olivia McMurrey, UAB School of Optometry annual report, Dealing with Dry Eye

State-level awards:

News Story - Online Publication

1st: Savannah Bullard, WVUA23, Alabama Journalism Classes Will Monitor Election Issues Tuesday

Continuing coverage or unfolding news

2nd: Savannah Bullard, WVUA23, Authorities, Community Respond to CBD Oil Crackdown; CBD Store Reopens in Northport

Feature Story - Magazine, newsletter or other non-newspaper publication

1st: Verna Gates, Birmingham Magazine, Fiercest Football Rivalries

Feature Story - Online Publication

1st: Alec Harvey, Alabama NewsCenter, A family’s quest: Col. Pete Stewart, shot down in Vietnam 52 years ago, finally coming home

2nd: Solomon Crenshaw, Jr., Birmingham barber Vincent Oliver lived a life a cut above

3rd: Savannah Bullard, WVUA23, Teen with Autism Granted Sports Dream through Nonprofit

Personality profile - More than 500 words

1st: Alec Harvey, Alabama NewsCenter, Former Miss Alabama sees daughters competing for Miss Alabama, Tony Award

Specialty Articles - Arts and entertainment

1st: Alec Harvey, Alabama NewsCenter, Specialty Articles - Arts and entertainment

2nd: Verna Gates, Birmingham Magazine Birmingham's Eclectic Beat

Specialty Articles - Education

1st: Solomon Crenshaw, Jr., A&M’s Vernon Moland Jr.: Handling business on and off the field

2nd: Olivia McMurrey, Helping hands

Specialty Articles - Food

1st: Alec Harvey, Alabama NewsCenter, David Bancroft, ‘Iron Chef’ winner and chef at Auburn’s Acre, plans second restaurant

Specialty Articles - Government or Politics

1st: Solomon Crenshaw, Jr., Jefferson County’s ‘Blue Wave:’ How the First Black Sheriff and District Attorney Won Election

Specialty Articles - Green/Environmental

1st: Solomon Crenshaw, Jr., Toxic: Life in the shadows of major pollution sources

2nd: Olivia McMurrey, First-World Problem?

3rd: Verna Gates, Birmingham Magazine, Ruffner Mountain seeks to protect native bat population

Specialty Articles - History

1st: Alec Harvey, This is Alabama, Only one person has been hit by a meteorite — and it happened in Oak Grove, Alabama

2nd: Verna Gates, Birmingham Magazine, Kiwanis Celebrates 100 Years, Builds New Trail at Vulcan

Specialty Articles - Hobby, crafts, building, designing, construction

1st: Alec Harvey, Alabama NewsCenter, Alabama vintage airplane restorer enjoys taking it to new heights

Specialty Articles - Personal essay

1st: Meredith Cummings, What I learned in my great American newsroom trip

Specialty Article - Physical health (fitness, diet, clean lifestyle)

1st: Olivia McMurrey, Hope for the Myopia Generation

Specialty Articles – Religion

1st: Savannah Bullard, WVUA23, Christian Business Owners Marry Faith with their Careers

Specialty Articles - Science or Technology

1st: Olivia McMurrey, Dealing with Dry Eye

Specialty Articles - Social Issues

1st: Olivia McMurrey, Taking it to Congress

Specialty Articles - Sports

1st: Verna Gates, Birmingham Magazine, Fiercest Football Rivalries

HM: Solomon Crenshaw, Jr., Miles College Coach Reginald Ruffin weathered storms, has heart of champion

Specialty Articles - Travel

1st: Meredith Cummings, I just drove 10,000 miles and visited dozens of newsrooms to chronicle journalism in America. Here’s what I learned.

2nd: Alec Harvey, Alabama NewsCenter, Fair winds and following seas: Alabama woman embarks on sailing adventure from Germany to Gulf Shores

3rd: Verna Gates, Birmingham Magazine, We're not in Kansas anymore ...

Photo essay

1st: Joseph De Sciose, A Not So Secret Garden

Photographer/writer

1st: Meredith Cummings, I just drove 10,000 miles and visited dozens of newsrooms to chronicle journalism in America. Here’s what I learned.

Graphics

1st: Savannah Bullard, WVUA23, Wings Over Courtland

2nd: The Long Weekend summer camp promotional flyer/poster, Meredith Cummings and Savannah Bullard

Page Design - Newspaper

1st: Dance Alabama Culture Spread, The Crimson White, Savannah Bullard

2nd: AL Swimming Sports Spread, The Crimson White, Savannah Bullard

On-the-scene report (news, features or sports) - Radio

3rd: Donna Francavilla, Alberto bears down on Alabama

Prepared report (news, features, sports or opinion) - Radio

2nd: Donna Francavilla, Alabama Primary Elections

Special Programing - Radio

HM: Donna Francavilla, Civil Rights in Birmingham

Interview (Radio or Television)

1st: Verna Gates, Birmingham Magazine, Dog Detection

Website Edited/Managed by Entrant - Nonprofit, Government, Educational

3rd: Meredith Cummings and Savannah Bullard, Alabama Scholastic Press Association website

Website Edited/Managed by Entrant - Corporate or For Profit

1st: Tina Tidmore, Radiostics Website

2nd: Tina Tidmore, Shel-Clair Farms Website

Blogs - Corporate or For Profit

HM: Jared Jones, Bell Media, Pepper Johnstone blog post

Blogs - Personal

1st: Jane Falany, Our accessible Mediterranean vacation (Part 1)

2nd: Tina Tidmore, Lessons Learned about Death in America Blogpost

3rd: Tina Tidmore, Touch Downs Will Win the Game

Social Media Campaign - Nonprofit, Government, Educational

3rd: Meredith Cummings and Savannah Bullard

Personal Website

1st: Tina Tidmore, Tidmore Communications Website

2nd: Meredith Cummings personal website, Meredith Cummings and Savannah Bullard

3rd: Jane Newton Henry, author, Jane Falany

Social Media Presence - Nonprofit, Government, Educational

1st: Meredith Cummings and Savannah Bullard, Alabama Scholastic Press Association social media presence

Social Media Presence - Corporate or For Profit

1st: Lisa Hall, Bell Media LLC, Birmingham Minimally Invasive blog post

2nd: Tina Tidmore, ACE Plumbing Service Facebook Page

Electronic Newsletter - Nonprofit, Government, Educational

1st: Meredith Cummings and Savannah Bullard, Alabama Scholastic Press Association email newsletter

Faculty Adviser of Student Publication, Station or Site

1st: Johnny Stevens and Bill Rowan, Badger Television, Spring Hill College

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